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Adrian Marcel remembers exactly what album and what artist inspired him to become a singer. The R&B star from East Oakland knew that he was destined to be a performer after he heard Ginuwine’s 1998 album 100% Ginuwine. “That’s when I knew for sure that [music] was where I wanted to go,” he recalls. “I was always into music but that was around the age when you start liking girls, and I realized you get girls from singing. [laughs]”

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Words: A.R. Shaw Photos: DeWayne Rogers There was a time when soul and R&B groups ruled the music charts. From soulful crooners such as The Temptations and The Jackson 5 to collectives such as New Edition and Boyz II Men, soul and R&B groups set trends and provided the soundtrack for youth-inspired love. Today, the…

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Atlantic Records, home to some of the biggest names in R&B music gave a showcase of three of their artists with upcoming albums this year at Stage 48 in NYC. This event was attended by contest winners and many celebrities such as Mona Scott-Young, Jennifer Williams (formerly of Basketball Wives), Monifah (R&B Divas of Atlanta), Kaylin Garcia (Love & Hip-Hop NY), NecoleBitchie, and Angela Yee (The Breakfast Club) just…

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  R&B super trio TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank) found themselves in the center of a media storm of controversy recently, after an embarrassing performance of their new single, “I Need,” in which Ginuwine appeared bewildered and possibly under the influence of drugs during their set.  However, despite his awkward behavior, Ginuwine is claiming that he was not high on stage. The drama…

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Songwriter Pen Pal may well be one of the most prolific songwriters in the music industry. The Detroit-born creative is noted for his exceptional ability to pen (hence the name) a song upon request — all made to order and to the artists’ specifications. But don’t let the voluminous catalog of songs fool you, each…

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Scores of successful black entertainers and athletes attended Warner Music Group’s BET awards after party on Sunday, July 1. Photographer Hiltron Bailey gave Rolling out exclusive photos of some of your favorite black celebrities including Tyrese, Rick Ross, and Chris Paul. Check out the gallery below!

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  For months, Bobby Brown has been mourning the loss of his ex-wife, Whitney Houston. But now, the singer is celebrating a new love by announcing his upcoming wedding to his fiancée, Alicia Etheridge. According to TMZ, Brown and Etheridge’s two-year engagement will finally end in wedded bliss when they share nuptials on the weekend…

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President Barack Obama definitely turned heads and gained a slew of new fans when he sang a snippet Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at a Jan. 19 fundraising event in Harlem. But according to Obama’s No. 1 fan, first lady Michelle Obama, her hubby gives private concerts all the time, saying that he frequently serenades…

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Got milk? Adult Chocolate Milk has captured the taste buds of everyday chocolate lovers, who are looking to “re-taste their youth,” tastemakers and celebrities of all backgrounds – from Patti LaBelle and Adrienne Maloof to Lil’ Jon. Adult Chocolate Milk is a cream-based pour-and-serve with premium ingredient: chocolate milk and premium vodka. Here are a few…

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